We hate to break it to you, but you’re probably shopping for natural stone all wrong.
It’s something Colin Durling of CDK Stone sees all the time: “People come into our warehouse to select stone when their build or renovation is nearly finished. Then, they find a stone benchtop or other product they fall in love with. However, the piece just won’t fit with what they’ve already created at home.”
Sound like a tragedy? That’s because for natural stone lovers, it is. Fortunately, there’s a better way. We asked Colin to tell us more.
The stone shopping error you’re most likely making
When you’re building or renovating, it’s always easier to make large adjustments at the start. When you’re custom-building a new home, for example, you’ll want to decide on the number of bedrooms during the planning stage - not when the roof is about to go on.
The same is true with impact products, like a natural stone benchtop or feature wall.
“You should always select these products first. Natural stone should be a focal point of the room, not an afterthought, which is why it can be so frustrating when it’s left until the end.”